This meeting is for residents of Greenwood & Unity-Heritage. At this meeting, we will discuss a zoning overlay that would allow Missing Middle housing to be built once more, as it was when the neighborhoods were first built out. The results of last year's Housing Study identified several barriers to the development of this traditional type of housing, and we want to work with each neighborhood to find an approach that works best.
"Missing Middle" describes housing similar in size to detached homes but that contain more than one unit, such as duplexes, townhouses, tri-plexes, four-plexes, and smaller-scale apartments or condos. It's called “Missing” because they have typically not been built since the mid-1940s, and “Middle” because size-wise they fit between detached homes and large multi-family complexes. Missing Middle Housing is not a new type of building; in fact, these house-scale buildings have existed in neighborhoods around downtown Tulsa for a hundred years or more.